Horseback Riding in Italy

Monti and Mare at Liberty

Overview

The Liberty program in Sardinia is offered by the same hosts of the Monti and Mare trail and allows for a great amount of flexibility in creating your ideal riding vacation for any rider. Guests choose the amount and style of riding, from lessons for the beginner to the confident, and trail rides at the coast and in the country.

Instruction can be private or in groups, ranging from lunge to jumping lessons. Trail rides offer a variety of terrain and sightseeing on the fascinating island, from traditional shepherd paths to craggy coastal trails. Enjoy the same comfort and hospitality of the inn and stable while creating your ideal trip with the riding type and quantity you desire. A love of and commitment to horses and equestrianism runs deep here, as horses graze on the grounds of the inn owned by a 5th generation horseman.

Your home for the week was a horse farm first, and an inn second, and the commitment to horses is apparent. Rooms are in bungalows or in the main guest house and each has an ensuite bathroom.
There is a partly covered pool and hot tub.

Breakfast is buffet style and eaten on the terraces by the dining room, lunch (extra cost) is typically picnic style, and dinner (extra cost) is served in the dining room at 8pm each evening.

  • Horse Breeds:
    Anglo-Arabians
  • Trip Pace:
    Walk, trot and canters
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    220 lbs

It is recommended to have your own rental car. You can arrive at any airport on Sardinia (Cagliari, Alghero or Olbia) for transfer to inn at extra cost.

Itinerary Summary

Your riding program can be fully tailored for all levels and interests, from the very beginner to the experienced rider. You can decide on site if you’d like to take lessons, excursions in the countryside or at the sea.

The standard program is 7 nights, 8 days with 20 units of riding to use according to the below options. Additional units can be purchased in advance or on site for $25.

• Beginner lesson, including on lead line, 45 minutes with 1-2 people = 2 units
• Riding Lesson for group (4 -5 people; max 45 min. Trot -Canter Scheduled group lesson = 2 units
• More Private Riding lessons 45 minutes with 1-2 people = 3 units
• Group Jumping Riding Lesson 45 minutes with 3-5 people = 2 units
• More Private Jumping Riding Lesson 45 minutes with 1-2 people = 3 units
• Trail ride from the hotel (minimum 2 people, 1 hour guided tour) = 3 units
• Trail ride from the hotel (minimum 2 people, 2 hours guided tour) = 4 units
• Trail ride from the hotel (minimum 2 people, 3 hours guided tour) = 5 units
• Trail ride from the coast (minimum 2 people, 2 hours guided tour) = 4 units
• Trail ride from the coast (minimum 2 people, 3 hours guided tour) = 5 units

Trail rides from the hotel will take you down ancient shepherds' paths and past their sheep pastures. You will see the signature Sardinian stone walls, cork forests and open medows. There are plenty of opportunities for long canters on dirt tracks on the well-trained Anglo-Arabian mounts.

Trail rides from the coast follow sandy paths or take you through big meadows full of flowers. You may go through pine forests, ascend steep cliffs, or ride along the beach of Is Arenas or the Maimoni beach, covered in quite quartz sand. Here the horses can play in the sea water and you will have a wonderful canter over the beach, which the horses enjoy almost as much as the riders.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

Flexible dates from April 7 - November 1.

Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $1,250
  • Pricing Variation
  • $95Per person supplement for upgrade to a suite for the week
  • Single Supplement
  • $215In standard room
  • $265In suite

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Your host and her staff in Italy are the definition of "hospitality".... We feel as if we left behind a special family - and it was our privilege to have been a part of their lives if only for a week.

Linda Giannino